A sci-fi short
I agree. We are in an instant gratification period. People need to understand that science and most other complicated things are now done with a huge lab of low paid scientists working for big pharma to feel the greed monster. This won’t help humanity in any real way. It’s so compartmentalized that no one person can master an entire project alone. But with the way we learn at The Odin it may be possible on smaller scales. But a magic instant cure for anything isn’t possible in one’s lifetime. Our quest for perfection is our death sentence
Like what you said people will accumulate so much knowledge that it will be impossible for human beings to become experts anymore. I learn a lot about the Dunning-Kruger effect lately, which refers to the cognitive distortion in the self-image of incompetent people overestimating their own knowledge and skills. Of course science as a field is no exception. Because of this ignorance, they cannot expand their own knowledge and competence either and they underestimate the knowledge of others. And especially in today's time where information is available to everyone, I hope that the real experts will prevail. This is the future I dream about, no matter how much it seems like a utopia today.
I saw my Internal Medicine doc for a physical checkup other day. I have adhd, autism, cptsd, epilepsy, celiacs disease, ehlers danlos syndrome, and more. She asked me how I'm doing and I gave her the download, and talked about the science and MTHFR mutations and how those effect the entire system, and she says 'you are far beyond the scope of my specialties, aren't you', I'm like 'yeah'.
I've noticed doctors don't argue with me anymore and I run up against some huge ass egos, I know more about the science of my situation than they do. So why do I pay them so much money. I've been my own doctor bio hacking myself for years now.
The mayo clinic endocrinologist guy is worth every damn penny though!! I love him!! ; )
The problem is bureaucracy. All large scale human institutions are bureaucracies and it is the nature of bureaucracy to be dysfunctional (rooted in human nature). This is the reason for the failure of much government funded R&D.
I think many young people go into business or law or something that will make them a lot of money instead of going into science. We pay lawyers more than scientists for some reason.
Being patient is a lost art....